Curtis A. Briscoe Jr. 32
Rockdale County Board of Assessors
Curtis A. Briscoe Jr. loves the television show Parks and Recreation and identifies with Leslie Knope’s enthusiastic devotion to community service on the show. “People don’t like tax assessors, especially when their taxes go up. But if you do it correctly, it allows a government to properly allocate the money for the benefit of the community.”
It’s important to him that citizens, particularly senior citizens, know and take advantage of all homestead exemptions. His community outreach programs involve visiting senior centers and business groups to educate people about exemptions.
“I want to redefine what it means to be a public service employee,” he says. “I want to get involved in the community, not just work for the government. I want to see a community growing and feel good that I was a part of it.” – MW